I think that part of the discipline of being a lace knitter is being able to put it down to work on something else that perhaps you don't want to work on quite as much. I find that difficult. To wit: holiday gifts.
I'm not really in the mood this year for holiday knitting, usually it's full steam ahead...but I was good last week and started two items
a pair of socks (two views)
and a hat (more gray than purple in real life)
I do like starting things, even if they're not lace.
I still have globe basil in the garden and happily stumbled on this recipe for bread machine focaccia with basil. Why it's in the Southern food section at about.com I haven't a clue. It was very well received by all. I used fresh basil in the bread, and before baking it gently spread some marinara sauce and grated parmesan on top. It didn't last long!